Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

MAY 6,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Effort has been made to carry AA into schools and young people’s organizations, but the effective response has been so negligible that it has usually been abandoned after a short trial.   AA is a program for … [Read more]

MAY 5, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   Loneliness drives more people to the Gin Mill than almost any other single factor – perhaps even the compulsion to drink.   In the old days when our society was objectionable to all our old friends, we would from … [Read more]

MAY 4,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) When we take the first drink, we invite the dead certainty of physical illness, untold sorrows, shame and degradation. That first drink has built more hospitals, jails, poorhouses and insane asylums than any other … [Read more]

MAY 3,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The reasoning of the practicing alcoholic is in such  foul shape that he is apt to take any attitude on  the drinking question and usually does.   It is unreasonable to expect them to view their  own or anyone … [Read more]

MAY 2, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Many of us came into AA either in middle life or beyond and feel that with our reasonable life expectancy,  it is practically impossible to atone for our previous wrong actions. The thief at the Crucifixion probably … [Read more]

HEARD AT MEETINGS APRIL,2016

HEARD AT MEETINGS APRIL,2016 The first drink I ever took and the last drink I ever took,  both tasted like more.anon  =============================== Drinking was never a social thing for me,  it was the effect, and the effect … [Read more]

MAY 1,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Man is a pretty smart duck, but after all these centuries of study, experimentation and reasoning, we still don’t know what we are, where our life came from or what happens to it when we die. True, we have certain … [Read more]

APRIL 28,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 4/28/16, for meditation, mindful movement and discussion at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please … [Read more]

APRIL 30, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Loneliness drives more people to the Gin Mill than  almost any other single factor –  perhaps even the compulsion to drink.   In the old days when our society was  objectionable to all our old friends,  we would … [Read more]

APRIL 29, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) When we alcoholics arrived at that point in our  drinking careers that we commonly call “our bottom;”  when difficulties were pouring in from every side;  when there was no longer any room left to retrea t and all … [Read more]

APRIL 28, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES Mistakes are for learning Personal growth. —   One sign of an alcoholic’s immaturity is revealed in responses to personal mistakes. We take each simple mistake as further proof of our inadequacy. As one person observed, “I can handle a … [Read more]

APRIL 27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We as alcoholics are so used to getting by with a minimum of effort on our part that we sometimes fail to appreciate that only those things earned have any real lasting value.   We allowed our families to cover up for … [Read more]

APRIL 26,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We as alcoholics are so used to getting by with a minimum of effort on our part that we sometimes fail to appreciate that only those things earned have any real lasting value.   We allowed our families to cover up for … [Read more]

APRIL 25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) What exists in the life to come, we can leave to the theologians. But the actual existence of Heaven and Hell here on earth is indisputable to us who have lived in both.   If most of the Bible thumpers that … [Read more]

APRIL 24,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950 We alcoholics have learned that if we fight liquor, we are bound to lose. We always have. Our only hope is a complete abandonment of any ideas that we might have once entertained that we can drink. We must get sober and … [Read more]

APRIL 23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)Look back, my friend, on the interminable nights of sweating, shaking, pacing the floor, praying for the dawn, yet dreading what the day would bring. That stretch in the “can” when “every day was like a year, a year whose … [Read more]